Childnet welcomes Safer Internet Day on 6th February 2007. This year Childnet staff will be joining others in London for the UK Safer Internet Day conference and running a workshop on cyber bullying at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre CEOP.
In one sense every day at Childnet is an Internet Safety Day. So in addition to supporting the London events, Childnet staff will also be running Childnet’s activity day sessions in a secondary school in west London, as well as continuing to roll out an important research programme to assess what E-Safety resources trainee teachers need in their training. Childnet staff will also be continuing to work with companies such as O2 in promoting child safety on their mobile phones. See http://protectourchildren.o2.co.uk.
Almost 40 countries around the world will participate in the fourth edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) which this year takes place on 6 February. The event is organised by European Schoolnet, coordinator of Insafe, the European safer internet network (www.saferinternet.org). Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for the Information Society and Media is once again patron of Safer Internet Day, as in the past two years.
To find out more about young people’s use of the internet and mobile phones, Insafe has been collecting data over the past two months through an online survey (http://insafe-survey.eun.org/). Preliminary results will be made available on Safer Internet Day along with a wealth of other information tailored to the needs of not only media but also parents, teachers and young people, in an online media room specially set up at www.saferinternet.org to mark the event.
Across the globe, hundreds of other events will highlight the growing importance of internet safety in the lives of us all.
Further information about Internet Safety Day contact
Janice Richardson Tel: +32 790 75 75
Further information about Childnet contact
Stephen Carrick-Davies Tel: +44 (0) 207 639 6967